Best Cheap Eats in Southend

Jan 4, 2018

Looking for cheap eats in Southend? Fill up for under a tenner at these fantastic local restaurants and cafes: 

Channy’s Kitchen

Greasy spoon meets Pan-Asian cuisine at this buzzing Southend cafe. Head on over in the morning and you can tuck into a hearty full English, later in the day, however, and you may fancy grilled sea bass or some traditional Cambodian dishes.

Well priced and open later on a weekend, if you want to fill up for less, swing by Channy’s.

13 West St, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6HH (channyskitchen)

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Wakey Wakey Cafe

More popular with the early-risers thanks to their hearty fry-ups, Wakey Wakey keeps its doors open until 4pm, so you can still pop in for an early tea if you’re feeling peckish.

If fry-ups aren’t your jam, have a go at one of the tasty soups, stacked burgers or fresh salads. There’s also a selection of traditional Polish dishes if you’re up for pushing the boat out.

1472 London Rd, Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 2UR (wakeywakeycafe)

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Oldhams Fish Restaurant

Of course, we couldn’t produce a list of Southend grub without including a good-old-fashioned chippy.

Oldhams has been frying fish for over half a century and you’ll be able to pick up a decent meal for just under a tenner here.

If you’ve got a little extra change in your pocket, you can invest in something special and order a deep-fried salmon or rock eel.

13 West Rd, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 9AU (oldhams)

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Cafe Rebecca

Rebecca’s is a classic restaurant by the sea. Expect heaps of fresh cod and chips, piles of sugared doughnuts, and to knock the sand from your boots before you enter.

This little family-run cafe is as traditional as they come and feels like it’s just arrived from a classic 1950’s trip to the seaside.

Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE (caferebecca)

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